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Morningglory disrupting Corn Harvest?

While we have very good herbicide options in our field corn, we have nothing that carries us until harvest to prevent morningglory vines from climbing our corn stalks late in the season once corn is mature and ready for harvest. Many fields in our area had some drought stress anyway,…
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Hopefully 2018 Will Not Be: “The Year Of Resistance”

When talking to farmers, we all have certain years that come to mind. “2005-The year of Pigweed resistance to roundup”, “2013-Wet summer with rank  hay”, “2016-The year of no rain”. It is funny how these periods stick to our mind for one reason or another, but this spring started off cool, turned…
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New Private Applicator Certification

The University of Georgia(UGA) has offered a free service to the state of Georgia for years. In the past, anyone involved in the production of an agricultural commodity could come into any extension office in the state and offer proof of American citizenship, a copy of their driver’s license, and an application…
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Clean Water Rule (WOTUS) put on hold.

If you have not seen the news concerning the Clean Water Rule or Waters of the US Rule (WOTUS), the Judges in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit put the Rule on hold or STAYED the Rule.  The opinion of two of the three Judges was as…
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Weather Outlook for the Coming Months

Here is a recent weather summary and outlook from Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist: This has been an interesting growing season from a climate perspective.  April started out with minor dryness, especially in western Georgia.  That disappeared under the extremely wet conditions that lasted through most of April.  But once…
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Morningglory Identification

I have been in several situations recently where correctly identifying morningglories was important for getting good weed control. Here is some recent information from UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Eric Prostko on proper morningglory identification: 1) An old publication that helps with the identification of adult morningglory plants. Figure 1….
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Southern Corn Rust in Terrell County

Southern Corn Rust has been found in Terrell County.  The disease was found at very low levels but growers need to be aware of this disease because it can explode quickly. Here is a photo of the disease on a corn leaf: Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, had…
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Low Levels of Northern Corn Leaf Blight in Corn

Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) is being found in area corn fields at low levels now.  Here is a picture of a couple of leaves brought to me by local crop consultant David Wagner, showing NCLB lesions. NCLB causes these dark tan, cigar shaped lesions that often begin on the lower leaves…
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